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Something is missing from the wage-and-hour, equal pay and other workplace posters that Oregon employers must display: no photo of the person in charge, the Oregon commissioner of Labor and In…

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden has become very good at walking a fine line during his town hall meetings in Eastern Oregon. A tightrope, even.

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In the wake of Friday’s horrific massacre in which 50 mosque worshippers were slaughtered by a gunman in Christchurch, New Zealand, social media exploded almost immediately with theories and o…

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Oregon legislators are to be commended for going outside Salem to hear from non-urbanites about the state budget and other issues. But lawmakers should go further, adding more rural perspectiv…

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Believe it or not, local public schools are already two-thirds of the way through the 2018-19 academic year. Before spring fever hits and thoughts turn to prom and graduation, now is a good ti…

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“Climate change is real,” reads the opening line of a recent op-ed penned by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden and two fellow Republican congressmen. It was repeated by Walden during his town hall Monday …

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It’s fitting that Oregon’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day. It’s the loveliest state we can imagine, and we’re glad to call her ours.

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Art is a refuge in our modern world. At its best it’s a transformative experience to take in the creative endeavor of another person, to clear your own mind and make room for another perspecti…

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A tip of the hat to the FFA funding bill, sponsored by Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove), that would add $1.4 million to pay for competitions, training and leadership courses and conventions. There’s…

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As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state a…

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The state of Oregon must begin grappling with the lack of reliable emergency response in its wildest and most remote places.

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Atip of the hat to Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, for bringing a package of four wildfire bills to address problems and oversights in his expansive district.